The John Batterson Stetson Collection (150,000 photostats) contains documents drawn from the Archivo General de Indias and relates to all phases of Spanish activity in the Southeast Borderlands from 1518-1819. The Stetson Collection reveals records of voyages of exploration, the attacks of English and French corsairs, the development of negro slavery in the Borderlands, the emergence of the English presence on the Atlantic seaboard, and reports on Indian customs, languages, migrations, and populations, as well as the civil, military and ecclesiastical development of posts and missions. The completed calendar to the Stetson Collection is made up of approximately 14,000 catalog cards.
The collection is organized by date.
Reference Materials: F016 F6362gg, Stetson Collection Guide
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